Munstead English Lavender
Munstead English Lavender is the hardiest of all the lavenders on the market. Its short, compact growth make it an excellent choice for borders along pathways. Spikes of lavender blue flowers bloom from late Spring to Summer. The bright, lavender flowers emit a lovely, lavender scent all summer long. The intense fragrance of English Lavender has made it a popular perennial for centuries. This is a plant you must have for your sunny garden spot. The flowers can be dried and used as potpourri. Use this plant for a wonderful addition to your herb garden, rock garden or perennial border.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ thrives with Full Sun. It grows 12-16″ tall with a spread of 10-12″. Plant in zones 5 to 9. Deer and rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. ‘Munstead’ was first introduced to the market in 1916. It originated in the Mediterranean region, but was named English Lavender because it grew so well in the English climate. The name ‘Munstead’ came from Munstead Woods in England where the plant was supposedly grown by Gertrude Jekyll. Some species of lavender are grown commercially for their oils which are harvested to use in perfumes.
Care & Shipping Notes
Grow in average, well drained soil. Well drained soil is important to the well being of the plant. Remove faded flowers to promote continual blooming. To control plant size and promote new growth, the plant should be pruned to 8″ every 3 years. Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.